AFI – New process replaces methyl bromide

AFI – New process replaces methyl bromide

A new method for ridding harvested fruits and vegetables of insect pests and microorganisms, without the use of ozone-depleting chemicals like methyl bromide, has been developed by researchers at UC Davis.
Biological control of western flower thrips in gerberas, chrysanthemums and roses

Biological control of western flower thrips in gerberas, chrysanthemums and roses

For the cut flower industry, the results indicate that T. montdorensis and N. cucumeris are N. cucumerithe most effective commercially available predators that provide control of western flower thrips (WFT) in Australia. Orius armatus shows promise for the cut flower industry; however, further research … Continued
Myrtle rust – Plant Biosecurity & Product Integrity

Myrtle rust – Plant Biosecurity & Product Integrity

When myrtle rust was first detected, a response was initiated to eradicate myrtle rust. The  response was unsuccessful because myrtle rust spores are very easily dispersed by wind. In December 2010 eradication efforts were abandoned and transitioned to management.